Maritime safety day event aims to prevent workplace injuries

Maritime safety day event aims to prevent workplace injuries

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has partnered with the Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Conference Advisory Board to organize the Maritime Safety Day.

The one day event will be held on Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beach Park Event Center, in Des Moines, Wash.

The goal of this special safety day is to reduce injuries among maritime workers and will feature workshops presented by industry experts on topics including fall protection and rescue, commercial diving hazards, toxic preservative coatings and more.

“The Northwest is known for its maritime industry,” said L&I’s conference organizer Rebecca Llewellyn. “This meeting is an opportunity for employees, industry leaders, and government safety experts to come together and share information to promote safety and protect workers.”

Registration is $60 per person by Oct. 21 or $70 at the door. Groups of five or more pay only $50 per person, and currently enrolled students and apprentices pay only $25. A BBQ lunch is included with the registration fee. People can find more information and register online.

Registration details are available here.